Getting started with wearable electronic art and the LilyPad Arduino

Jessica Lethbridge, University of Tasmania Part of CW12

Designed as a gateway into electronics the LilyPad allows you to create anything from practical purposed wearable electronics to wearable art and high fashion. The LilyPad is a platform that allows for the creation of wearable electronics in a way that is easy to use for beginners but still powerful enough for the creation of elaborate, professional projects.

This presentation will provide a background to the LilyPad’s creation, aims and capabilities, then demonstrate how to set up and use the LilyPad using your MacBook or iMac. This will be followed by live demonstrations of what is possible within the realm of wearable art using the LilyPad and MacOSX.